Lisbon: The Best 5 Rooftops to Watch the Sunset

Summer is around the corner promising long warm days. With its 7 hills Lisbon is rich in strategic places where you can have a privileged view over the city, the river Tagus and the amazing show happening everyday: the sunset. So, choose one of the best rooftop bars, select you favourite drink, relax and enjoy the moment!

Who would have guessed that at the top of a parking garage building lies one of the most impressive Lisbon's rooftop bars ? That's right. Enter Bairro Alto Car Parking, take the elevator to the upper floor and you'll be amazed. The environment is very cool thanks to the simple wooden furniture and a lot of potted trees, transporting you into nature. But the most sensational aspect is definitely the view. From there you can have a wonderful perspective of the city and its river Tagus.

Terraço BA
Don't be intimidated by the narrow elevator of this beautiful hotel. Take it and ride up to the upper floor. There you'll find Terraço BA, an international award-winning balcony. Locals love it! So if you want to relax on one of its comfortable sofas until sunset you have to arrive early. River Tagus, Lisbon rooftops and 25 Abril's bridge offer one of the best scenarios you can possibly imagine.

Memmo Alfama Wine & Bar Terrace
At the heart of Alfama one of the oldest Lisbon's neighbourhoods, lies this surprising bar located on the first floor of the elegant Memmo Alfama Hotel. This is your place if you're looking for elegance and coziness. The view couldn't be better: Alfama's old buildings rooftops, Lisbon's hills and of course Tagus river where every evening the sun gently disappears.

Portas do Sol
Imagine yourself wandering around the narrow streets of Alfama and suddenly, at a corner you find out a wide opened balcony from where you can see the whole city? Portas do Sol is this place. With a relaxed environment it takes advantage of the scenario that surrounds it: the castle, the old neighbourhood and of course, the river.

Entretanto - Hotel do Chiado
At the heart of one of trendiest Lisbon's neighbourhoods lies the elegant Hotel do Chiado. On its 7th floor a rooftop terrace is waiting for you to discover it. This small and cozy terrace offers a few very comfortable sofas where you can lay and rest after a busy day. What else to do? Be marvelled by the best show of the day: the sunset over river Tagus.

Silvia is a writer and a traveller born and and raised in Lisbon. Although her journeys have been taking her a bit everywhere in the world, Lisbon is the city where she always return to unveil and write about its never ending wonders.

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